Ballet vocal

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abaissé (a bay say)

lowering heels with straight legs

adagio (a day ee oh)

slow sustained movements

à la second ( a la suh cohnde)

any movement in second posistion

allègro (a lay groh)

light brisk movements with a fast tempo ex. jumps + leaps

aplomb (ap lohn)

control of body and feet in vertical plane, ability to balance

à terre

describes movement on the floor

balancé

a rocked step done in 3/4 time foot pattern side back front back

ballerina

female dancer in ballet company

ballet

to dance, artistic form of theatrical dance with a tradition of classical technique

balletomane

enthusiastic ballet fan

ballon

ability of a dancer to appear to melanin elevated during a jump

barre

hand rail that aids the dancers balance during excersises

battement dégagé

DISENGAGED a brush which extends the leg with pointed toes

grand battement

one leg throws off the floor as high as possible

battement lent

very SLOW unaccented grand battement

battement tendu

STRETCHED the working leg extends as the foot brushes out with the tips of the toes remaining in contact with the floor

bras bas

arms low

châinés

continuous turns performed by stepping from the point of one foot to the other

changement

a jump changing from 5th to 3rd, a CHANGING of feet

chassé

a connective step of elevation with one foot CHASING the other

de côté

movement traveling to the SIDE

demi

half or part of

demi-plié

a partial bending of the knees with heels remaining on the floor

devant

FRONT beginning with the front front

échappé

to ESCAPE the feet from 1st or 5th opening to 2nd

élevé

RISING from flat foot to demi of full pointe WITHOUT aid of a plié

en arriére

traveling BACKWARDS

en avant

traveling FORWARDS

en croix

CROSSWISE a cross pattern

en face

a body direction in with the body faces directly forward and flat to the audience

en l'air

movements performed in the AIR

glissade

GLIDING STEP a connective step begging and ending in 5th position demi plie with both less extended in 2nd position in the air between

grande

LARGE

grande plié

a deep knee BEND with the heels releasing from the floor

jeté

a THROWN step a form of jump springing from one leg and landing on the other

pas de chat

CAT LIKE STEP a spring from one foot to the other with bent knees

passé

a position or movement PASSING through wherein the working leg is bent a the knee and turned out

plié

BENDING the knees while the legs are will turned out with the wight equally distributed

pointe

TOE

port de bras

CARRIAGE OF THE ARMS

port de corps

CARRIAGE OF THE BODY

rélevé

LIFTED a movement WITH a demi plie

rond de jambe

CIRCLE OF THE LEG

sauté

a general term which refers to a jump that starts and ends in demi plie

sickled foot

a foot shaped like a sickle, not good

sous-sus

a displaced releve in fifth on demi of full pointe

sur le cow-de-pied

on the neck of the foot

temp levé

a sauté in any position sprigging from one foot and landing on the same foot

turn out

the rotation of a dancers leg from the hip joints

demo lie

CONNECTED MOVEMENT

tutu

traditional ballet skirt

glissé

a movement in which the whole foot GLIDES

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